Following Dallas Willard’s death on 8th May 2013 (b. 4 Sept. 1935) I was interested to see a new book recently published (6/08/13) by Pickwick Publications. It’s titled: The Theology of Dallas Willard: Discovering Protoevangelical Faith by Gary Black Jr.
It’s described in this way:
“…Evangelical Christianity in the United States is currently in a dramatic state of change. Yet amidst this sometimes tumultuous religious environment a rather unique blend of both ancient and contemporary Christian theology has found its way into the hearts and minds of emerging generations of Christians. The Theology of Dallas Willard both describes and conveys the essence of this increasingly popular and perhaps mediating view of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Blending both a prophetic critique with pastoral encouragement, Willard's unique understanding of the reality present within a life lived as a disciple of Jesus in the kingdom of God is attracting both new and traditional Christians to reconsider their faith.”
David Fitch recommends it with these words:
"Gary Black writes a comprehensive and penetrating survey of the thought and context of one of American evangelicalism's most influential reformers. The resulting analysis—The Theology of Dallas Willard—is worth studying and then studying some more, because Dallas Willard is that important to the future of the church in North America."
—David Fitch, author of Prodigal Christianity
For a brief (written) interview with Richard Foster and Dallas Willard on the difference between discipleship and spiritual formationgo here.